The Royal Opera - Il Turco in Italia Reviews
22 October 2016
General scene
Colin Lee (Narcisso)
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Selim), Aleksandra Kurzak (Fiorilla)
Aleksandra Kurzak (Fiorilla), Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Selim)
Aleksandra Kurzak (Fiorilla)

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Il Turco in Italia

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 14

This Royal Opera revival trowels on the farce and is all the more entertaining for it
11 Apr 10 / The Observer
Aleksandra Kurzak was a superb Fiorilla
7 Apr 10 / Seen and Heard
Kurzak achieves star quality with the sheer personality of her capricious Fiorilla
7 Apr 10 / The Stage
Two centuries on it can still dazzle musically, and pack a very topical punch
7 Apr 10 / Independent
A wonderful evening of entertainment
7 Apr 10 / The Opera Critic
Setting operas in the fifties and sixties is very much in vogue
7 Apr 10 / Music OMH
What a lot of silly nonsense Il turco in Italia is
6 Apr 10 / Financial Times
Aleksandra Kurzak’s pouting, preening Fiorilla is the centrepiece
6 Apr 10 / The Times
This Royal Opera production provides a diverting night out
6 Apr 10 / Opera Britannia
Rossini’s knockabout farce has all the cheerfully vulgar appeal of a Donald McGill postcard
6 Apr 10 / Telegraph
Il turco in Italia provides the perfect Easter fare at the Royal Opera House
6 Apr 10 / Musical Criticism
5 Apr 10 / The Guardian
The cast was a strong, if not an overtly starry one
5 Apr 10 / What's on Stage
The direction from the fruitful duo of Leiser and Caurier is in the tradition of screwball comedy
5 Apr 10 / Classical Source
Tenor Colin Lee on The Royal Opera's Il turco in Italia
'Finding the character and working through the rehearsals is what I love to do.'
Aleksandra Kurzak
An interview with with Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak on the eve of her appearances as Fiorilla in Rossini's Il turco in Italia with The Royal Opera.
Production details
Corbelli, Kurzak, D'Arcangelo, Lee, Allen, Jones, Ebel
(c) Benini (d) Caurier/Leiser
Performance dates
3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, 19 April 2010
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